How Much Do You Know About The 6,000-Year-Old Ancient French Pyramid?

How Much Do You Know About The 6,000-Year-Old Ancient French Pyramid?

The Great Pyramid of Cholula, also known as Tlachihualtepetl (Nahuatl for “made-by-hand mountain”), is a huge complex located in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. It is the largest archaeological site of a pyramid (temple) in the New World, as well as the largest pyramid by volume known to exist in the world today

The adobe brick-pyramid stands 55 meters (180 ft) above the surrounding plain, far shorter than the 137 meters (449 ft) of the Great Pyramid at Giza, but is much wider, in its final form measuring 450 by 450 meters (1,480 by 1,480 ft), vs the Giza pyramid at 230 by 230 meters (750 by 750 ft). The pyramid is a temple that traditionally has been viewed as having been dedicated to the god Quetzalcoatl.

The architectural style of the building was linked closely to that of Teotihuacan in the Valley of Mexico, although influence from the Gulf Coast also is evident, especially from El Tajín.

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